Pop Quiz: Let’s Test Your Benzo Knowledge

In 2013, 13.5 million adults filled a benzodiazepine prescription in the US. These drugs are used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia and seizures. They are also highly addictive and frequently abused. How much do you know about this class of drugs? Take the following quiz to find out.   How many people overdose on benzos…

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Desperate or Dealer: Should Police Decide?

Katrina was arrested in 2006 in South Florida for selling a small amount of heroin. Recently kicked out of a rehab for fraternizing with men, she was living between the couches of different “friends,” most of whom were on drugs or associated with the drug trade. She was selling drugs and sex for money to…

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  • Put your benzo knowledge to the test by taking our pop quiz! Pop Quiz: Let’s Test Your Benzo Knowledge

    In 2013, 13.5 million adults filled a benzodiazepine prescription in the US. These drugs are used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia and seizures. They are also highly addictive and frequently abused. How much do you know about this class of drugs? Take the following quiz to find out.   How many people overdose on benzos…

  • Is Vivitrol is safe to take during pregnancy? The lack of answers might shock you. Pregnant and Court-Ordered to Take Vivitrol: Is My Baby Safe?

    It’s a question many women might be asking themselves, as more and more females of childbearing age are ordered by drug courts to take Vivitrol – the injectable form of naltrexone. An opioid-antagonist, Vivitrol blocks the brain receptors that bind to opioids, making it impossible to get high off of drugs like heroin, OxyContin, and…

  • New research has identified two simple opiate craving crushers! Here’s a Simple Way to Decrease Opiate Cravings

    We all know that getting enough sleep is important to your mood and overall health, but it also plays a crucial role in addiction recovery, too. According to a recent Penn State study, squeezing in enough shut-eye can actually lower drug cravings for people hooked on opioids. Researching the Connection Between Sleep and Recovery It…

  • Should Urban Decay pull this highly controversial eyeshadow shade? Druggie: The New Makeup Shade Making Ugly Waves

    Approximately 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, with drug overdose deaths continuing to rise. In fact, since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has quadrupled. As most of us know, drug addiction destroys lives and tears families apart – yet companies still manage to make light of this killer epidemic….

  • How do experts recommend safely quit Suboxone? 3 Steps to Take When Quitting Suboxone

    Approved by the FDA in 2002, buprenorphine – brand name Suboxone and Zubsolv – is now the “go-to” drug for medication-assisted treatment with opiate addiction. Unlike methadone treatment, it can be prescribed by physicians in the comfort of their own offices and, best of all, buprenorphine has a “ceiling effect.” As a partial opioid agonist,…

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